Home Automation for New Construction

Starting from Scratch

BY LINLEY STRINGER

December 24, 2020

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Starting from scratch can be a great way to get started with home automation. When building a home, be sure to hardwire all your automation into your home. By integrating the system from the start, you can build an attractive, streamlined smart home.

Make a List of the Features You Want

Begin by figuring out exactly which features you want when it comes to your home security, and how it can work in conjunction with your new build.

Some popular features include:

  • Automatically locking doors. Doors can lock themselves on a schedule to prevent intrusion.

  • Managing the temperature. Smart thermostats are able to automatically adjust the temperature in your home either based on a schedule or through an adaptive algorithm that learns based on your comfort and energy use.

  • Connecting to your garage door. You can open and close your garage door with the push of a virtual button. By using your smartphone, you can make sure your garage door is closed from anywhere.

  • Using your entertainment system. Streaming services, music, television, and movies can all be connected by using your smartphone or through verbal signals.

  • Adjusting your lighting. It can adjust your home to mood lighting based on what you watch or change your lighting gradually throughout the day.

Connect With Your Contractor

Your contractor will need to work with you to install the above home features. You may want to create a hub and connect an array of different systems, or you may be able to find an all-in-one solution that has all the features you need.

If you want it to be a simple and easy install, you may want to consider finding a security company and create a customizable system as a first priority. Everything from cameras, doors, garage doors, and alarm sensors are already included in some of the best alarm packages. Many smart alarm companies can also integrate other services to give you a complete system.

There are benefits to using a single, consolidated system: it’s easier to troubleshoot, less likely to develop integration problems, and can be upgraded all at once as needed.

The Benefits of a Smart Home

Smart homes have a huge amount of benefits. They improve your property values and the desirability of your property. Smart homes also reduce your energy and utility bills, which means they’ll save you money long-term; if you want to reduce your monthly expenditures, investments in things such as smart thermostats can be the way to do it. Further, a smart home is more convenient and comfortable to live in.

If you’re about to build a home, there are a lot of benefits to making it a smart home. If you want to learn more about including smart home security in your new home, call Brinks Home Security® for a customized quote.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter for Brinks Home Security®. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.

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Home Automation for New Construction

Starting from Scratch

BY LINLEY STRINGER

December 24, 2020

Starting from scratch can be a great way to get started with home automation. When building a home, be sure to hardwire all your automation into your home. By integrating the system from the start, you can build an attractive, streamlined smart home.

Make a List of the Features You Want

Begin by figuring out exactly which features you want when it comes to your home security, and how it can work in conjunction with your new build.

Some popular features include:

  • Automatically locking doors. Doors can lock themselves on a schedule to prevent intrusion.

  • Managing the temperature. Smart thermostats are able to automatically adjust the temperature in your home either based on a schedule or through an adaptive algorithm that learns based on your comfort and energy use.

  • Connecting to your garage door. You can open and close your garage door with the push of a virtual button. By using your smartphone, you can make sure your garage door is closed from anywhere.

  • Using your entertainment system. Streaming services, music, television, and movies can all be connected by using your smartphone or through verbal signals.

  • Adjusting your lighting. It can adjust your home to mood lighting based on what you watch or change your lighting gradually throughout the day.

Connect With Your Contractor

Your contractor will need to work with you to install the above home features. You may want to create a hub and connect an array of different systems, or you may be able to find an all-in-one solution that has all the features you need.

If you want it to be a simple and easy install, you may want to consider finding a security company and create a customizable system as a first priority. Everything from cameras, doors, garage doors, and alarm sensors are already included in some of the best alarm packages. Many smart alarm companies can also integrate other services to give you a complete system.

There are benefits to using a single, consolidated system: it’s easier to troubleshoot, less likely to develop integration problems, and can be upgraded all at once as needed.

The Benefits of a Smart Home

Smart homes have a huge amount of benefits. They improve your property values and the desirability of your property. Smart homes also reduce your energy and utility bills, which means they’ll save you money long-term; if you want to reduce your monthly expenditures, investments in things such as smart thermostats can be the way to do it. Further, a smart home is more convenient and comfortable to live in.

If you’re about to build a home, there are a lot of benefits to making it a smart home. If you want to learn more about including smart home security in your new home, call Brinks Home Security® for a customized quote.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter for Brinks Home Security®. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.


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